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Memo to Hu and Obama: Water and Energy Choke Points Merit Time at the China-U.S. Summit

January 18, 2011 by Keith Schneider

While the two heads of state focus on resolving what pries them apart, both nations share a dangerous confrontation within their borders over energy demand and water supply—offering a matchless opportunity for new kinds of cooperation on policy, technology, business, and trade.[read more]

Hey, These Guys Are Serious

January 14, 2011 by James Greenberger
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When the leader of China makes a visit to the United States and schedules just two stops, one to see our President and the other to see a Chinese electric vehicle company, the significance is hard to ignore. As Butch Cassidy said in the movie, “Hey, these guys are serious.” If the leaders of our government do not start getting a lot more serious about electric drive and listening with more interest to those who are expert in that field, the United States risks getting left well behind.[read more]

China Transparency Pledge Moves Copenhagen Talks Forward

December 18, 2009 by NRDC Switchboard

China advanced hope for a global climate accord Thursday, saying it would enhance the information it makes available to other countries about its carbon emissions and submit that reporting to some form of international review. This opens the door to a potential agreement that ensures transparency in a way that is not intrusive and...[read more]

U.S. and China announce “positive, cooperative and comprehensive” plan for collaboration on clean energy and climate change

November 17, 2009 by Joseph Romm

“Very exciting day here in Beijing.  There’s enormous interest in both governments in working together to fight climate change.  The package announced today is far-reaching and can make a real difference in cutting emissions.” That’s an exclusive quote from David Sandalow, DOE’s Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and...[read more]

World leaders accept inevitable: Copenhagen is a steppingstone to final deal.

November 15, 2009 by Joseph Romm
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During a hastily convened breakfast meeting in Singapore, the US president supported a Danish plan to salvage something from the moribund negotiations by aiming for a broad political agreement and postponing contentious decisions on emissions targets, financing and technology transfer…. The deferral plan was outlined to 19 leaders,...[read more]

Chinese Mentions Nuclear As Part of Its Response to Climate Change; American Leader Does Not

September 24, 2009 by Rod Adams

The recent climate summit at the UN offers an opportunity to contrast an understated, but effective approach to making a real difference in reducing the production of greenhouse gases and the approach taken by most of the countries in the world of producing a lot of hot air about climate change while working hard to make sure that they...[read more]

US and China: More words

September 23, 2009 by Lou Grinzo

The flood of news from the current doings in NY City continues, but it’s sounding more and more like less and less. Obama wants worldwide end of fossil fuel subsidies: President Barack Obama is calling on the world to end massive government subsidies that encourage the use of fossil fuels blamed for global warming. The president, who is...[read more]